Cinco De Mayo Afternoon Reading

Here’s what caught my eye today:

Chairman Bernanke JEC: The economic outlook (Federal Reserve)

The bear is dead, long live the bear (Marketwatch)

Dick Bove: The Bureaucrat & The Academic (Rochdale Securities)

Inflation Nation (Allan Meltzer, NYT Op/Ed)

The Goldman Conspiracy (Marketwatch)

Chrysler’s bondholders are whining about Obama’s deal. Don’t listen to them. (Slate)

• 3 part series: Chrysler Bankruptcy Analysis (BankruptcyLitigation Blog)

Fed Stress Tests to Show About 10 Banks Need Capital (Bloomberg)

• Richardson/Roubini: We Can’t Subsidize the Banks Forever (WSJ)

Bankers’ (Loan Officers ) Worry: Worst Is Yet To Come (Real Time Economics )

• Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey: Banks Tighten Lending Standards Further (Federal Reserve)

•  Scalia Scoffs at Calls for More Data Privacy Protection, Students Surprise Him With Dossier of His Own Data (boingboing)

Rumors surface of Apple showing interest in acquiring Twitter (Apple Insider)

And today’s head-scratching WTF headline: Wall Street Is Seen Emerging From Collapse Much Like Pre-Crisis Industry (Bloomberg)

Leave ’em laughing: Nation Ready To Be Lied To About Economy Again (The Onion)

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